Heat the oil in a pan.
Add the garlic and whole peppercorn once the oil becomes hot. Cook until the garlic turns medium brown.
Put-in the Shrimp. Cook for 3 minutes or until the color of the shrimp turns orangey.
Pour-in the soy sauce and water. Stir and let boil. Cook for 2 minutes.
Add the dried bay leaves and vinegar. Cover. Let boil. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Pour-in the coconut milk. Let boil and continue to cook for 2 minutes. Add salt to taste.
Remove the shrimp from the pan and arrange in a serving bowl.
Meanwhile continue to cook the sauce until it becomes thick. Pour the sauce over the shrimp in the serving bowl.
Serve. Share and enjoy!